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Meme from cywrain

These are the top 100 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of today, 2 October 2007).


Bold what you have read, italicize what you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand. I also marked red those on my TBR or am currently reading list.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and punishment
Catch-22
One hundred years of solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Hobbit
Life of Pi : a novel
The name of the rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Ulysses
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey
Pride and prejudice
Jane Eyre
A tale of two cities
The brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
War and peace
Vanity fair
The time traveler's wife
The Iliad
Emma
The Blind Assassin
The kite runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great expectations
American gods : a novel
A heartbreaking work of staggering genius
Atlas shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Quicksilver
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West …
The Canterbury tales
The historian : a novel
A portrait of the artist as a young man
Love in the time of cholera
Brave new world
The Fountainhead
Foucault's pendulum
Middlemarch
Frankenstein
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dracula
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys : A Novel
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : A Novel
1984
Angels & Demons
The Inferno
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
Gulliver's Travels
Les Misérables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Dune
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
Angela's Ashes : A Memoir
The God of Small Things : I highly recommend this book, especially to Indians.
A People's History of the United States : 1492-present
Cryptonomicon
Neverwhere
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Dubliners
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Beloved : a Novel
Slaughterhouse-five
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach...
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake : a Novel
Collapse : how Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Cloud Atlas : a Novel
The Confusion
Lolita
Persuasion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
The Aeneid : I stopped because I reached the limits of my translation skills...
Watership Down
Gravity's Rainbow
In Cold Blood
White Teeth
Treasure Island


I'm curious as to why System of the World wasn't on there, given the selection. Do people really just never make it through The Confusion?

That reminds me... all ya'll probably know this already, but I was amazed to find out that the entire Baroque Cycle was written in longhand. The original manuscript along with several ink wells is at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle.
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